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Leecy election contest dismissed after audit confirms results
NETT LAKE—A tribal elections judge here dismissed with prejudice an election contest filed last week by current Bois Forte tribal chairman Kevin Leecy. Leecy lost in the April 5 primary to Cathy Chavers, who tallied 51 percent of the vote in a three-way race. Under the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe’s election ordinance, Chavers avoided a run-off with Leecy in the June general...